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Apr 15, 2013 7:00pm PDT
>>> act of the terror. explosions hit runners and crowds at the boston marathon. the obama administration is handling the attack as an act of terror. at least two people were killed. about 100 others wounded. the first explosion knocked back runners 30 meters from the finish and another explosion hit people a short distance away. emergency services rushed to the scene. >> it's just unbelievable this would happen at an event like this. >> there was no word on the motive or who may have been responsible. investigators are working to find out whether the attack was carried out by a terrorist group from inside or outside the country. u.s. president barack obama ordered members of his administration to provide any necessary assistance. we will find out who did this. we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> the boston marathon is one of the biggest annual athletic events in the u.s. about 26,000 runners were taking part. >>> officials have created a no flight zone over the site of the explosion.
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Apr 18, 2013 6:30pm PDT
>> live from dw here in berlin, this is the "journal." welcome. president obama attends a memorial service for the victims of the boston bombing. unknown, a massive search and rescue continues in texas following an explosion at a fertilizer plant. >> in soccer, stuttgart book their place in the german cup final. we begin in the united states where the fbi is searching for two individuals seen on surveillance video during the bombings in boston. the secretary of homeland security stopped short of calling them suspects and added that authorities need the public's help in locating them. >> president barack obama was at an interfaith memorial for those killed and wounded in the blasts. he again promised those responsible would be brought to justice. >> president obama and his wife michelle joined the city of boston in remembering the lives shattered by the explosions in the boston marathon. speaking in front of the victims, relatives, and survivors of the attack, obama declared the nation's support for boston in its time of need. >> i am here today on behalf of the american people with
PBS
Apr 17, 2013 6:30pm PDT
president barack obama has tested positive for the deadly poison ricin. >> the letter was intercepted tuesday at a mail screening facility. american media say that the letter sent to obama and another letter sent to roger wicker were both postmarked memphis, tennessee. additional tests are due in the next 48 hours to confirm the presence of the toxin. >> our washington correspondent is following this for us. any idea as to who might be behind this? >> oh -- we do not have a suspect yet, but there was a signature on the letters. the letters included the phrase "to see a wrong and not to expose it is to become to -- a silence -- is to become a silent partner to it." president obama said, "i am president obama and i approve this message." this is someone who wants to get attention. it is important to note that both are getting letters right now, republicans and democrats. that says to me this is someone who really hates government. the u.s. -- in the u.s., antigovernment extremists have a fascination with ricin in the past. you can easily buy manuals on how to produce ricin. >> from what
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Apr 23, 2013 7:00pm PDT
weapons during the conflict. the u.s. president barack obama indicated his country will take further action if chemicals are confirmed. the united nations is considering sending a fact finding mission to the country. >>> archaeologists in afghanistan are racing to excavate an ancient buddhist settlement rich in history. it is also rich in copper. the government plans to destroy the ruins to make way for a mine. the ruins sit on one of the largest deposits of copper in the world. a manager at a chinese state owned company want to get it out. they stumbled on the ruins once they started digging. the government suspended the project. the archaeologists have unearthed statues, paintings and other artifacts they believe date back to the 2nd to the 7th century ad. government experts say they have to stop the work by june to make way for drilling equipment. mining could begin by early next year. >> translator: managers from the afghan government and the chinese firm want to start mining as soon as possible. we've been losing profits. >> he said the mine will create 35,000 jobs and annual ec
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Apr 17, 2013 7:00pm PDT
addressed to president barack obama tested positive for the poisonous ricin. the u.s. secret service said the letter was intercepted as a white house mail screening facility on tuesday. press secretary jay carney says the president has been briefed on the letter and orders the investigation continue in the boston bombings first and say this is no indicated link between the letters and the bombings. >> the bombings in boston that killed and maimed people have his absolute focus. >> u.s. media say a suspicious letter was also found at the congressional office of republican senator richard shelby of alabama. and senator roger wicker was also targeted this week. >>> chinese warships patrolled disputes islands wednesday as part of an exercise. the senkaku islands are controlled by japan but claimed by china and taiwan. china's state-run media say the ships are part of their navy fleets, including a missile destroyer and a missile frigate. the vessels entered the waters on tuesday night and stayed until just before dawn the next day, after conducting drills in the western pacific. they pra
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Apr 16, 2013 7:00pm PDT
criminal probe. they say it's a potentially terrorist investigation. u.s. property barack obama says the bombings were an act of terrorism. >> they were the beginning of our investigation. it will take time to follow every lead and to determine what happened. but we will find out. we will find whoever harmed our citizens, and we will bring them to justice. >> obama says the government is on high alert for a new terror attack. he has called on security authorities to take necessary measures. >>> a japanese marathoner captures some scenes of the chaos and confusion in boston from a different angle. he was running in the race with a small camera attached to his cap. he was approaching the finish line when the first bomb went off. then 12 seconds later,. he calls the bombings extremely regrettable. he said he'd previously heard boston is one of the safest cities in the united states. >>> italian police have seized billions of dollars in assets from a unit of the japanese broke damage nomura holdings. he said that the group helped an i t italian conceal mibank conceal f loss. investigator
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Apr 21, 2013 6:00pm PDT
neck. the doctors could not take it out. president obama pledged to hunt down the terrorists and added this -- to intimidate us, to terrorize us, it should be clear by now the picked the wrong city to do it. [applause] not here in boston. not here in boston. >> we are putting this program together friday morning and the situation is still fluid. we are flying without instruments and visibility is very poor. however, according to law enforcement on friday morning as we prepare this program, the suspects her brother. the 19-year-old and a 20 six road. they reportedly came from a region near chechnya. the 19-year-old, dzhokhar tsarnaev, lived in cambridge. he had a scholarship toward college a couple of years ago. his brother, tamerlan tsarnaev, died after a firefight with police friday morning. he was worn in russia and became a legal resident in 2007. the prayer -- the brothers are believed to have entered the country 10 years ago. the associated press spoke to the father. he said i son is an angel. he said he is an intelligent boy. confirms the worst fears of those responsible for nati
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Apr 16, 2013 6:30pm PDT
barack obama said the bombings were an act of terrorism, organization, a domestic group, or an individual. >> police have been stepping up security monitoring everything from government buildings to sporting events. security is especially tight race now in boston. >> one day after the twin explosions, a large area in central boston is quarantines off as investigators search for evidence. many runners from the boston marathon are coming to the scene. >> i had just run across and my wife was here, cheering me on. it could have been us. it is pretty shocking. >> the first bomb detonated just meters from the finish line. seconds later, a second explosion one half block away. the fbi has taken charge of the investigation. officials are asking for the public to come forward with photos and recordings of the race or any other information they may have. so far, there have been no arrests. security has been stepped up throughout the city including in hospitals where the wounded are being treated. 170 were hurt and many seriously. >> many of them have severe wounds, mostly in the lower part of thei
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Apr 18, 2013 7:00pm PDT
violations. u.s. president barack obama issued a statement on thursday sending prayers to the people of west, texas. he said his government is working to stay in contact with local officials. he promised to ensure needs are met for rescuers on the ground. >>> troops across iran have paraded in the annual show of strength. thousands of soldiers mahed in the capital. they were marking the reganization of the forces afr the islamic revolution in 1979. some of their missiles are made in iran. >> translator: military strength is essential for the coury to keep its independence and its security. >> ahmadinejad said iranians have always promoted peace in the region. it's the foreign presence that's brought insecurity. >>> south korea's defense is trying to better counter north korean threats. the military submitted the budget of about $200 million to parliament on thursday. tension on the korean peninsula remains high. it will boost spending on weapons and shelters for border islands, including yeonpyeong . the budget will also be spent on k-9 self-propelled howitzers and equipment t
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Apr 19, 2013 7:00pm PDT
the obama administration hope the chinese will do? we asked the director of the brookings institution center for northeast asian policy studies, richard bush. >> china is sometimes able to use its influence to get north korea to the negotiating table. it is less able to use influence to shape north korea's negotiating position, and that's the problem. north korea's goals here and its negotiating stance are dimetrically opposed to those of the united states, japan, and south korea. so the question that ambassador davies will probably be asking ambassador wu is, what evidence is there that north korea is interested in negotiating in a manner that's consistent with the six-party talks? what evidence is there that if it makes commitments, it will actually keep them? china's response will probably be it's only if we start a process of contacts and talking and negotiating that we will see what is possible in the long term. our response is likely to be, well, we have a lot of experience doing that, and north korea has repeatedly reneged on its commitments. and it is now talking i
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